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Ham-Wrapped Eggs Columbian

Today is my last day of spring break. I did take some time off this week to go to Austin and various Texas locales. Getting away was what I needed. The only problem was my flight coming back home was very much delayed and I ended up feeling very tired the next day because of it. At least I have the weekend to recover from it. I ate some really good food and I am hoping to do a “Paleo eating around Texas” post because I have been logging places and pictures for nearly a year now, so I have a pretty good list compiled. Besides eating and traveling, (and if you know me well enough, you will know I was also working on writing!) I enjoyed reading the book “Warm Bodies” by Isaac Marion. I watched the movie last weekend with a friend after she suggested I would like it. I am sure I saw promos for it on YouTube, but I am not an avid movie or TV watcher so I missed out learning about it until it had been on the screen for about 5 weeks. I liked the movie so much I had to read the book. I think it’s the first time in my life that I have liked a movie as much as the book it is based on. The plots are somewhat different but both still good.

Speaking of not watching much TV, I haven’t watched Food Network in months but I recently managed to catch an episode of Barefoot Contessa. One of the recipes included was for Eggs Columbian, which was a really simple recipe of scrambled eggs with tomatoes and scallions wrapped in a tortilla. The egg part appealed to me because I am always looking for new breakfasts. Of course I needed to ditch the tortilla since it’s neither low-carb nor Paleo. For my re-make of the recipe, I chose to use nitrite-free ham slices. The ham is not really for the sake of eating the eggs as a wrap; it’s more for looks and to give a nice presentation (plus it tastes good). I think my version would be nice for breakfast, as part of brunch with maybe some fruit, or even lunch with a salad.

Ham-Wrapped Eggs Columbian
Printable Recipe

1 tsp olive oil
1 small or half a large roma tomato, seeded and diced
1 scallion, sliced
2 eggs, beaten and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
2 slices nitrite-free ham (I used Applegate Farms)

1. In a small skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the tomato and scallion and stir-fry for a few minutes, or until the scallions softens.
2. Lower the heat to medium-low. Add the eggs and stir frequently to scramble.
3. Meanwhile, warm the ham slices in a separate skillet.
4. Scramble the eggs to your liking. Place the ham on a plate. Divide the eggs between the ham slices, roll up, and serve.

  • Servings per recipe: 1
  • Per serving:
  • Calories: 267
  • Fat: 16.1 g
  • Saturated fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 435.5 mg
  • Sodium: 480 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 8.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Sugars: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 23.5 g

6 thoughts on “Ham-Wrapped Eggs Columbian”

  • Ha interesting! So my mom (and her sisters) have been making scrambled eggs with scallions and tomatoes since I was little. I was never sure if it was a family thing or a Colombian thing (my mom is from Colombia). Guess it is a Colombian thing 🙂

    Love the idea of wrapping it up in a slice of ham. It's a perfect breakfast sandwich.

  • I'm glad to have the confirmation that this dish is a little more authentic than what I thought it was! The combination of tomato and scallion add a nice freshness to the eggs compared to my usual combo of spinach/mushrooms or asparagus/mushrooms.

  • I have some beautiful tomatoes from the farmer's market, and an overabundance of eggs. And ham! Will be making this for our weekly "breakfast for dinner" tonight. I'm a semi-recent (14 years!) transplant to Texas and never could wrap (no pun intended) my head around tortillas for breakfast which everyone does here. I like the ham idea much better. Thanks!

  • I love breakfast for dinner! I haven't lived in Texas very long, but I have noticed that breakfast tacos are quite popular; I haven't tried them. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Can't wait for our farmers' market to start having fresh tomatoes!

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